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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
on the toughest laws in europe. >>> and i'm gabriel in brazil where the fifa final draw will be happening on friday, but everyone here is worried about the state of the stadium. ♪ >>> after ten days of anti-government protests in thailand the rallies appear to be thinning out, but it's temporary. demonstrators say that the fight will continue. earlier they marched to thai police headquarters in in bang cox where they handed over a letter demanding investigation into the death of four protesters. many have now joined the cleanup operation. the streets are littered are rubbish and debris. the king is staying at his summer palace, but first on the days' events in bangkok. >> reporter: in less than a day it went from rows of rye rot police to rows of street sweepers. like they have for the last ten days, these two pitched in. in previous days protesting. but today cleaning. traveling in from the privileged part of bangkok, the two have been friends for years. >> at least we make a point, and make our presence felt, and that even though the goal may be remote -- >> that goal being the resign
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 7:30pm EST
years have been brought to justice. in egypt, two bloggers have become victim of the new law against protests in the country. they were arrested within days of each other after the authorities accused them of vitalling a recently adopted protest law. that law came into effect last month, banning anyone from demonstrating without first notifying the pleas. he was arrested after organizing a rally in cairo. following his arrest, another man was arrested for his role in a recent protest. on these developments, human rights watch said all this is to be seen in the crock down that's been going on for three or four months now. there's zero sense that this is wrong and that we should not be doing this in the new egypt. there is a tough defense of the newspaper's role about publishing stories about mass intelligence. during the hour long session, he was forced to defend his patriotism. he argued it was in the public interest to expose the snooping. when asked why the guardian has been attacked over the story, he said shooting the messenger is the oldest diversionary story in the book. follow
Dec 2, 2013 5:30am PST
this year, hardware stores near paris went against the current laws and stayed open as well. they say they have the right to do so. the prime minister firmly disagrees. .> sunday is not just any day we don't want it to become one. the law which makes sunday a day of rest will not be called into question. exemptions exist by necessity, to respond to collective needs. it is not a question of simply opening up the possibilities to work sunday. in certain cases, people can already work sunday, but we need to make the law better, make it clear so that it is understood by everyone. today, i guessed was in the studio with me. he told us more on what is in the sunday work report that has been released. >> the key phrase in the title is safeguarding what is special about sunday. keep sunday pretty special. the recommendations involve increasing the number of trade's that shops can throughout the year, from five currently to a maximum of 12, one per month. it also wants to rethink the zones that are authorized to open. that is aimed at ending the situation we currently have where one side of th
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
secrecy law abe's liberal democratic party approved last friday. the law gives the government more power to what people can and can't know. 58% of respondents said they disapprove of the law, 32% say they approve of it. 59% say discussion of the bill by diet members wasn't sufficient. 8% said lawmakers had a thorough discussion. 74% of respondents said they are worried the law may infringe on the public's right to know. abe spoke on monday and addressed the criticism over the new law. >> translator: i sincerely recognize the citizens' severe criticism as a reprimand. i should have taken more time to explain the bill, but the problem lies in the fact that we lacked rules to decide what constitutes a secret and how to keep secrets classified. >> the results of our latest poll could give the prime minister something to think about as he plans his next policy moves. nhk world part of our team, why do you think so many people believe prime minister abe rushed this bill through? >> the prime minister saw the bill as inseparable from the national security council. government leaders have argued
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
the focus today, away from what's gone wrong with implementing the health care law to what's gone right. he said the benefits are being overlooked amid problems with the web site and policy cancellations. but insurers still warn they're getting unusable data. we'll have a full report on the president's new p.r. push right after the news summary. >> the university of notre dame over the healthcare law's mandate to cover birth control for students and employees. school officials went to court today arguing they are being forced to violate roman catholic teachings, a federal judge dismissed a similar suit last year, saying the it was not yet facing imminent penalties under the law. >> a federal judge has cleared the city of detroit to proceed with its bankruptcy filing and shed up to $18 billion in debt. it's the largest public bankruptcy in u.s. history. the judge turned aside challenges from unions, pension funds and retirees who stand to have benefits cut. later, retiring mayor dave bing called for all parties to work together. >> we have got to start changing the conversation and we can't
Dec 7, 2013 5:30am PST
welcome back. hands up for kelso parliament has approved the state secrets law by a vote of one hundred today too despite fierce protests from the and opposition parties against the bill. the long grass the government more authority to implement harsher penalties for those who leak sensitive secrets he won't force prison terms of up to two years for the leaking of sensitive information on issues ranging from defence diplomacy counterintelligence and counterterrorism. the lower house approved the bill last week. primus is as obvious as the law will protect national security and the suede u s concerns all the risk of hearing strategically sensitive information with toby a lot has met strong opposition from politicians and critics were the law could be used to cover a government abuses and to protect civil liberties. cctv correspondent nst machine that takes a look at how the japanese people are reacting to the debate and to the secrecy be . the japanese once again surrounded the diet building and the more mocking number fifty in protest against a state secret protection bill a bill that
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
. the fear is with no rule of law there will be mob justice. after days of killing some people have had enough. ftc they're out for revenge. nasane mashiri, al jazeera, bangui. >> the majority of the crircht nation overthrown by muslim rebels. the clock is ticking once again for congress for lawmakers, it is the final week of the year. both houses in washington at the same time both houses facing a laundry list of items to be voted on. the biggest is of course the budget. to avoid a shutdown like happened in october. libby casey, what happens if congress doesn't meet its end of the year deadline? >> the first deadline we're coming up really fast friday, december the 13th. this is when 29 members of the house and senate a budget conference committee to put out their proposal on how to keep this government running and funded. paul ryan chairman of the house and patty murray, one republican one democrat engaging in talks, don't expect them to come up with a big proposal but a modest proposal could keep the government funded and running past the next deadline we're watching, january 15th. t
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
secrecy law of his liberal democratic party and its coalition partner approved last friday. the law gives the government more power to decide what people can and can't know fifty percent of respondents said they disapprove of the local thirty two percent said they approve of that fifty nine percent said the discussion over the bill by diet members was insufficient eight percent said lawmakers had a full roll discussion seventy four percent of respondents said they're worried the law may infringe on the public's right to know others spoke on monday and address the criticism over the new law. bbc they don't get it done. i sincerely recognize the citizens severe criticism as a better man. i should have taken more time to explain the building the problem lies in the fact that we've lacked rules to decide what constitutes a secret and how and how to keep secrets classify the mall from us. prime minister other was focused on getting the secrecy law approved as soon as possible nhk world's blank on the told us earlier whiny and outlines the case against the law. the prime minister's summer hill
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
: in london with more from europe, including a clamp down on prostitution. the toughest laws in europe pass bpassed by the lower house. >> i'm in stockholm and i'll show you how this neck wrap could make the bike helmet the thing of the past. >> silence may be golden but not any more. the movie buffs on more of a classic era. >> we begin in ukraine where a two-week stand off is showing no signs of dying down. the government is afternooning protesters to end the blockade at the capitol. you can see tens of thousands remain on the streets. the situation has drowned criticism from n.a.t.o. and tough talks from their closest allies. bell' tal allies. we'e response, but first let's talk about what is happening behind you. >> reporter: yes again, thousands of people have come out into what is called independent square. the protest of the protests in the center of the city in defiance of their government calling for its resignation. and waving the flag of the european union in many cases. tonight the protesters have had a boost. the german ambassador has arrived. he was due for a conference, and
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
of thansik shinawatra. the prime minister that they were trying to force out was the brother-in-law of the shinawatra. delivering another firing speech in front of the protesters. >> today we have done the best in thailand. this will enable us to change thailand and reform thailand for the future of the country. but apart from house dissolution nothing has changed. the protesters look like they're settling in for another long fight, although this was supposed to be the final day. al jazeera, bangkok. >> a difficult choice. a group in somalia choose between rebel fighters and letting families go hungry. >>> change is demanded in washington. >> and announcements later in the program. first in egypt more than 50 students have been arrested after a violent protest at universities in cairo. opportunities were demonstrating in support of the post president mohammed morsi and several police cars were set on fire. students have been demonstrat dg for months now and they're calling for the release of dozens of students who have been arrested and held without charges. protests escalated after
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
, have been a boone for republicans. they now insist it's not the website that's faulty, but the law itself. obama says he will fight for the rest of his mandate, three years if need be, to make the law work. electoral uncertainty in the world's most dangerous country. honduras' top voting body says it will review the results of last month's presidential poll after a defeated candidate castro cried foul, calling protesters into the streets sunday and claiming the vote was rigged. the ruling national party's candidate, juan hernandez, won the november 24 poll by eight percentage points. castro is the wife of a former president whose ousting in 2009 precipitated months of turmoil. protesters in haiti continue to pile pressure on the president. thousands taking to the streets in multiple cities friday, calling for the president to step down, some bearing pictures of the previous president, aristide. they're also demanding an end to a claim there's interference by the must haitian affairs. police and u.n. peacekeepers preventing the crowd from reaching the u.s. embassy. in brazil, the co
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am EST
intelligence laws, the practices that our intelligence and liaison agencies are engaged in need to be subject to vigorous oversight, as transparent as possible. there needs to be public buy-in to what governments are doing to keep the citizens safe. i don't think there has been enough public discussion. edward snowden's acts are despicable. he's been charged and should return to this country and face those charges. stealing classifying information, the type he stole, is not okay with me period. what came from that is a public conversation we should have had a decade ago about practices and procedures that the government should engage in to keep us safe. what people understand better, what metadata is, that it's not a view into personal lives, but it's an insurance policy in case someone else, who may look and sound like them is engaged in bad stuff. once people understand that, they will support that. my difference with mike rogers is that our intelligence communities are not the bad guys. no, they are not. can they operate in a way that has wider public acceptance in you bet. >> in an articl
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> two former police officers are now on trial for beating the -- the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man in california. [screaming. >> the officers are facing charges from involuntary manslaughter to murder in the death of kelly thomas. two years ago, officers were seen on video punching and kicking the man at a bus depot. they say the man had been acting violently. another camera caught the reaction of witnesses nearby. >> all of this. >> what happened? >> i have no idea. i know what the guy did. they were pulling his hair, kicking the (bleep) out of him. >> really? >> yeah. >> in the video of the beating, kelly thomas can be heard screaming out for his father. ron thomas spoke with joey chin on "america tonight" abo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
are not exempt from public information laws and the state wanted to protect survivors of the shooting and loved ones of the 26 victims and the town of newtown said the tape also be released on wednesday. the northern plains in north midwest are dealing with cold temperatures but it's about to get much worse and let's bring in nicole mitchell. >> we have a brutal system coming from canada pulling the air down and it moved through the dakotas and starting to move into nebraska with all the moisture along with it but the cold air is going to take a couple days to really settle in. so if you are getting a taste of the cold air and saying this is it, no, wait until thursday and friday morning and even into the weekend and that is when we will see the worst of it but we have had widespread areas of snow and some is heavy snow and places like arrow head in minnesota could get a foot and a half and a couple places isolated two feet of snow so that is almost up to waist high you will be digging out of. widespread and you get the cold and the wind. the wind will be blowing it so interstates like 90 will
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
to file class action law suits, helping to avoid costly court cases about overtime and wage issues. workers will not be able to ban together over workplace disputes. >> the midwest rapped in a chill. let's go to nicole mitchell, meteorologist. >>> good morning, the temperatures dropped scantly after the last few days, and going down more as we head to the weekend. look at the national pictures. parts of colorado, and into the northern area of minnesota. that's where we have seen a couple of persistent bands. if you go back not to 5am yesterday or 5am the day before. you have consistent know since then, and the totals, places north, like two harbours over two feet. you may think it sounds awful and there has been a lot of accidents. people are starting to rack up the cross country skiing. more on the way today. as we go over time, it's blowing. temperatures are dropping and we have at winter storm warnings up. it is spreading south. some places to the south where we see fog. the combination of the warm hair, dense fog, arkansas and texas, we saw some of this, making the driving diff
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
to the law there should be stronger executive oversight there needs to be enhanced review by the courts. and there needs to be a bit more transparency, certainly, so that we can all have the confidence in the public that we live in a safe country. but also one where we know enough about what the government is doing to be confident that people are striking the right balance. >> isn't it the case that the tech companies, though, have been providing data to the government? >> well, for many years, we have been responding to subpoenas, to warrants, to court orders. we, of course, know what we have been doing. but frankly, what really surprised people across the tech sector was at the end of october, "the washington post" reported that beyond these legal processes, there were government evidents to infect collect data. in this instance it was data moving between the data centers within yahoo! and within google. and that wasn't within the confines of any legal process that anybody was aware of. and that shent a shockwave throughout the industry. >> i've been reading today what some of the pri
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
or elsewhere if you're going to be covered by january 1st when the law kicks in. >> all those procrastinators will start to enroll. mike viqueira live, mike, thank you. >> meteorologist: i'm meteorologist dave warren. the problem is in the southern plains. wichita is just above a quarter mile visibility that has caused a number of road accidents along 45 and 40. headlights barely visible, and that's because of visibility is down. it could be clear and then you run into dense fog. so take your time on the roadways there. the radar plus the cloud shows that it's clear. it's the low clouds and fog in place here. but the radar plus clouds is changing in the northwest. as the storm moves in it will impact weather across the country. and we'll have all the details coming up on the national forecast. >> thank you. coming up, tensions escalate as anti-government escalations take a violent turn in thailand. plus one of the four olympic gold medals won by track and star field jesse owens at the berlin games is up for auction. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. egyptian police fire
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
signs of slowing. protesters gathered in alexandria to protest a law banning demonstrations without government concept. >> the country's prime minister says he sees signs of a coup in ukraine. demonstrators want the president to quit because he wants to tilt the nation towards russia, instead of the west. viktor yanukovych is calling for peaceful rallies, and will reach out to the european union for talks that could mean closer ties with the e.u. >> in the city center it feels like a revolution is underway. the city hall has become a headquarters for protesters. all day people came in just to have a look and enjoy the food and hot drinks or to catch a nap. amidst all this. a workman removes the carpet so it will not get damaged. the problem for the opposition is where do they go from here. how do they turn occupation into victory. >> the way to solve the crisis is through early parliamentary elections. we want a no confidence resolution in the government of ukraine. they should resign. >> pictures have emerged from sunday night showing the police were, at times, brutal in their trea
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
pensioner's rights. their council will argue that state law prohibits a bankruptcy court from impairing their rights. that's what the negotiation will be about before there's any litigation. >> okay. and i just want to clarify that this ruling is happening right now, and the judge is still talking about his reasoning. but we know he appears to have approved the eligibility. isn't there something -- is this bankruptcy the only path for detroit? was this the only way out in your estimation? >> yes. the fact is there are serious financial problems facing the city. they have to be fixed, and the reason that i say it's the only path, it's the only effective path to fix the problem. other cities have avoided it, but what i suspect is the problem with detroit, there are too many players, the liabilities are too big, too many competing interests, and if there's any chance of fixing them, chapter 9 represents it. >> i understand the next step is the emergency manager needs to submit a plan on how detroit will come out of this. how soon might we see that plan submitted? >> according to the news r
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
. as prime minister shinzo law benefit or nations will tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. india and japan have had diplomatic relations for just over sixty years. japan's emperor and empress are now visiting the south asian country and this week we've been running a special series on in our final instalment today we look at india successes in developing its human resources especially in the field of information technology grows the end of the malia is in a historic part of dough the last night that the town of our family tradition est see our friendly than other stuff and it's mass of people circulate concentrate on selling its belt line and mobile and were back in the early seventeenth century town of less than historical buildings and here it is i can get tempo don't always feel like it if you catch the eye. the active steering. the people still taking office he bought with rapid economic growth the number of middle income households is multiplying. i whispered it to double by twenty twenty. for some expansion in the country's talented crafters. actually
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
to rally support for his signature health care law after the messy launch of his website. his approval ratings have plummeted since the botched rollout of the affordable care act. the legislation, also known as obamacare, is trying to provide health care for the 15% of the americans without health insurance. claim they have already benefited from obamacare. plaguedwebsite launch by technical problems, on tuesday the american president was at pains to give his affordable care act a clean bill of health. >> noun the website -- now the website is working for the vast majority. we want to ensure folks folks -- folks focus on what is at stake here, which is the capacity for you or your family's to be able to have the security of decent health insurance at a reasonable cost. >> launched on october 1, was designed to allow people to shop for insurance policies to provide medical coverage for millions of uninsured. problems host of emerge. insurers said many application forms were strewn with evers and others simply disappeared. website users complained of frequent outages. thec
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm PST
from fiber on particular cables over southeast. >> what about the chance of a new law being passed? >> hard to know where this is going. the u.s. congress is not known for its efficiency. this has gotten the world's attention. i think the shape is early to tell, but i wouldn't be surprised to see some kind of act. >> doesn't the government have a case when it cease it needs all this information to protect national security. >> sure. if my job was to prevent titleist attacks, i want everything all over the world. the question is do we as citizens want information collected on us all the time or only in certain investigations. that is the rub. >> how do you draw the line? >> that is tough. they have a massive bulk take. >> how do you define the procedures behind the boston bombings. >> they didn't find them until after they started bombing. there are questions about how effective they are. perfect privacy might mean no security. >> whatever happens, the companies are going to carry on mining our data and sending it to companies? isn't the government after the same stuff? >> google ca
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
of criminal law. i askedfaiza why the new york city commissioner job is so important. >> important. >> it is the largest police department in the country. as new york goes, a lot of people are looking to see how it's conducting policing, what kind of tact i can it's using. >> maybe a man named bill braton who used to be the commissioner in new york, currently in los angeles. do you think it's a good move? >> i think that the new police commissioner has to do an important thing, rebuild relations with minority communities in the city. we have seen a drop decline. many credit bill braton from his first term when he used to be police commissioner for having put in place the systems that have led to this drop in crime we have seen over the decade but at the same time, what's happened over the last decade is that the relations have been shattered. this is true for the african-american and hispanic communities in the city who have been targeted by stop and frisk apologized which have been very excessive in which some 90% of the people stop and frisk by the nypd or either black or latino
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
constitutional law. that's why it doesn't mean that we say no but this negotiation we don't know how to make it happen. >> in the meantime the immediate aims of those fieding here are far more clear and more specific. >> this is not a crowd dispersal operation. it is a case of the protestors using whatever and doing whatever they can to push inside that area and the police are holding their line. also tear gas, rubber bullet and water cannon laced are, fans to blow away the tear gas, plastic bags so they don't breathe it in. no signs of giving up but the assault is seeming to make no headway. wayne hay, al jazeera bangkok. >>> on other news, priem mints nij-- prime minister najib hakata, of nigeria says the instability is being fueled by the war in syria. andrew simmons, in beirut for us. andrew, tensions have already existed in tripoli, tensions aggravated by the civil war in syria. will the army be able to bring back security? >> well, it will be very difficult. but this is uncharted waters for the lebanese government. there's been it would appear no decision like this since the end of the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am EST
in bangkok and has seen some of the worst protests and law enforcement classes over the last couple of days and we were there when they pulled down the bash wire together and protesters and police officers and a steady flow of protesters walked down the streets and into the grounds of the police headquarters and further down the street into the government house and that is where the prime minister has her office. the police got the order to allow the protesters in the compounds of the very symbolic buildings but not allowed in the buildings themselves, that was a compromise if you will between the protesters and protest leaders and the law enforcement officials. that is because the protest leaders said he wanted to take down the government and take over government house but at least put now he can say he got in the ground and gave a speech behind me a couple hours ago where he said it was a partial victory for this movement but the fight continues and probably will pick backup at the end of the week. >> reporter: he remains very defiant, what exactly are his goals, his plans to bring down
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
in kenya have marched in protest against a new law which they say has imposed restrictions on the media. >> reporter: there are a series of provisions that they say amount to gags of the press. there's government oversight of the media, and according to the journalists this all amounts to a shift in political culture. >> they are trying to clamp down on freedom of expression, and therefore an attack on democrats. >> reporter: there are other laws that are being considered. according to the activists and the journalists, this is all part of a wider change in in political culture that takes this country back to the authoritarian control. >>> tens of thousands of people detroit await anxiously on a ruling on whether the city will go into bankruptcy. (vo) al jazeera america we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. (vo) we pursue that story beyond the headline, past the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capitol. (vo) we put all of our global resources behind every s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
country you cannot by law make public these results. mrs. arafat has given some indications of what the report has said as has an expert who was invited to view the results but there is no way to publish them and have a transparent debate. but we're going off non-experts talking about it. we do know polonium was found, but they're saying raydon gas caused it. and swiss are saying that the poisoning by polonium caused this. >> new details on the deadly trail derailment in new york city. the brake systems were working properly, but the crash may have been caused by human error. i want you to pick up on these lines. we're hearing reports that a nine official said the engineer found himself nodding off before the accident. >> that's what the associated press is reporting and there have been other published reports that said he zoned out a bit before the accident. the ntsb was asked about this. they said they were in the midst of engineering the enginee engine--interviewing the engineer and could not confirm those reports. but he was on the second day of a nine-day--five day shift, a rou
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
. >>> the brother-in-law of thaiksin shinawatra. he delivered another fiery speech among tens of thousands of supporters and repeated his call for a reform committee to run the country. this means that from now on the people will appoint a people's prime minister and a people's government. from now on we will have the people's counsel doing the legislating. >> the protestors ago seem like they're settling in for another long fight even though this was supposed to be their last day. wayne hay, bangkok. >>> trip is intended to repair regulations between the two countries. but as zintai thai records from islamabad, this was mired in controversy. >> this is the first time, u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel came for talks with noa sharif. including the u.s. raid in which osama bin laden was captured and killed. >> this is not a one off trip. this is part of a series of high level meetings between washington and islamabad, secretary kerry was here previously and the fact that these high level officials are going and coming means that both countries give this relationship a great deal of impo
Dec 2, 2013 6:30am PST
current laws and stayed open as well saying they have the right to do so his french prime minister some people. sunday is not just any day. and we don't want you to become one stupid with it. the new health bill which make sunday a day of racing will not be called into question. exemptions exist by necessity spirit gone to collect his meals with all of it so it's not a question of simply putting on a daily to work sundays. one second places people can already work on sunday. we need to make the best of me to hear about the same class so it's understood what everyone's full retail. this time. these costumes an investigation now is underway in new york over just how and why commuter train tube radio over the weekend. four people were killed and more than sixty hurt when all set in black and jumped the tracks the tree was reportedly speeding at the time of the accident. another anonymous source has quoted the train operator is saying the brakes had failed now it's one small step for man one giant step for beijing china has just blasted off its first ever rover mission to the movie. this is
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
the case in style. how often the tournament needs of self defense in accordance with international law. japan and the united states should respond to read of the issues in an object at the fair manner. secondly as i pointed out earlier in the country has unilaterally change the status quo. repeated tension in the region. its all time she didn't. titus new addy for identification zone was established last month. it covers the disputed tou islands and overlaps with the us. i liked it as a vip the us and japan both the five chinese requirements friday and warplanes students only. china responded by scrambled fighter jets. but biden's visit to china was planned long ago but forty recent wave of tensions. it was well written read the focus of discussions on he shows that the dprk see leah cybersecurity and was keen understanding of china's blueprint for keeping wish for. anybody know. now this is happening under the cloud of its air defense though and i think that there's enough attention to both of these things to reassure allies in the region us allies and to try to build the new positive
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
in prime minister. last week or 10 days ago she tried to get a law adopted through which he would be allowed to return. strictly speaking if he returns he should go straight to scral and not collect a legendry 200. the people have said enough. he symbolizes core uption in thai politics, and the conflict between the rural areas where he has supported and the city. >> which is why so many are upset at his sister. she said she is no longer trying to pass a bill that would have given her brother amnesty. let's listen in. >> the amnesty - what happened in thailand is people agreed, but not agree on the detail of the combination. that's why a lot of people view about the amnesty. >> there's not going to be anything more. there's rumours it may come back after 180 day. >> no, we accept that it's over. >> she's trying to calm the people there. is it enough? >> no, it's not. she's lost that ground. >> too late. >> look at her response to that question. there is a very serious issue about democracy and corruption in thailand. the army has always sorted out the problem, supported by the king
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
in buenos aires because of a judge is seeking the extradition under international law of four former spanish police accused of torture. two of them are dead. one of the survivors who his victims said took delight in torturing them. >> there is great anxiety among thousands of spanish victim who is want to see 40 years of abuse committed during the dictatorship denounced. these 10,000 kilometers that we've traveled are no barrier even for those 88-year-olds in the group. this is the only country in the world willing to denounce the barbarics. >> he was denounce after a bitter civil war. his regime was marked by brutal suppression of his opponents. after franco's death in 1975, and the return of democracy later, the families of victims finance to fight for justice. now argentina has stepped in to offer hope to victim who is found none in their native spain. it's unlikely that the torturers will ever stand trial but it's a cause that many feel is worth fighting for. >> the case has advanced even though it's taken decades. for some this has not meant much, but for the victims we have here, tortu
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
sea is within international law. they are in talks before heading to south korea. washington refusing to recognize the zone. china wants pilots to tell them their flight plans. which cover as chain of disputed islands. >> tie hand's king has urged the nation to work together for stability, in a speech delivered on hiss 86th birthday. it is likely to be a temporary reprieve. >> this was a day to fill the streets and at least try to put politics aside. tens of thousands of ties came out to see they beloved king. >> i am happy to be here celebrating his birthday, i wish he could be with us forever. >> concern grows about the health of the 86-year-old who is recorded as the father of the nation. he made a brief address and spoke of the need to insure stability. >> it's said that the king is about politics, but in thailand it is never far away. the scenes of celebration were in stark contrast for the violence on the streets last week. protestors are calming for the government to go. a truce is negotiated as a mark of respect to the king. >> we have to believe in him. we should listen to hi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
and considered it an outlet for stress and anger. while running the first law firm, he trained here. today it's the soweto ymca. >> i used to get in a lot of trouble. >> what kind of trouble? >> you know know, with people and stuff. >> young men train today in a modern base. when nelson mandela boxed here, the room was made of concrete. we are in hard times. now we are free. >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela, south africa's fight is kept inside the ring. >> people have changed with the fighting. >> here, all of this, this is the equipment that nelson mandela would have used. >> outback a security guard shows me the equipment nelson mandela once used. memories of a boxer and chose a different fight, and why. >> in a few hours south africa will begin a national day of mourning. on tuesday there'll be a funeral that president obama will attend. it will be one. biggest, emotional memorials we see in a lodge time. >> not just a memorial, but a week of reflection and prayer; is that correct. >> absolutely in a few hours we'll see mosques and churc
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
york times saying regulators have widened their inquiry as to whether jpmorgan broke anti- bribery laws. last month the bank and it plans to manage china everbright ipo amid scrutiny. the wto celebrity a landmark deal that could add $1 trillion to the global economy. subsidies on food dropping opposition to a deal. president obama praised the agreement which is a first in the 18 year history of the wto. analysts say it will do more to salvage talks then food shortages and help global commerce. to basically out get an agreement among all of us since 2001 or even earlier in 1995. we have not been able to get an agreement. that is the first part of the significance. ,he second is that the package even though it is small but ambitious in the sense that it basically delivers on parts of economies and the agreement that was reached, i think will set a very good traction for the purpose of moving ahead on development. this is not so bad. >> we are also waiting for official results from india's state elections. the opposition has be seen at the big winner. beginnal state will counting today. pa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
by excessive speed and in 2008 congress passed a law giving railroad until 2015 for positive control systems and they are designed to prevent human error which is the cause of 40% of train accidents. but since they are pretty expensive and a bit complicated to install, railroads want to push back the deadline by 5-7 years. but metro north is actually in the process of installing such a system and currently it does have an automatic train control system in place which allows the train to apply the brakes even if an engineer does not respond to an excessive speed alert. that train was headed to new york's grand central terminal where al jazeera's jennifer glass is covering the delays. jennifer do you have any idea when the trains will be backup and running? >> no, morgan, we don't. we know the transit authority will want to get them running as soon as possible because it's the second biggest line in the country and 26,000 on the hudson line which was effected but metropolitan are expecting large trains and finding other ways to get her and the train has to be cleared off the tracks and the tra
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> university of detroit law prover larry dubin says creditors seeking to claim what they are ode go after the city's art for compensation. >> i think creditors will fight as hard as they can. >> during the bankruptcy elegibility federal judge steven rhodes didn't say whether he'd allow the sale of prized artwork. he cautioned the city to take care when deciding to sell assets the detroit institute of arts is readying to a fight. they released this statement which reads this part: >> if the collection is jeopardise the dia is committed to taking action to preserve the cultural birth right for future generation generations. >>> some creditors say the cityies collection of classic cards >> chicago is facing a similar crisis, saddled with a $19 billion pension plan. the city must boost its contribution by $590 million. increasing the money to $1.5 billion. the mayor said the citiy will be forced to double property taxes or eliminate services. >> bureau of stat is it thes said union membership decreased. there's an age disparity. >> the rate is 15.6%. for workers 55 to 64. the numbers drops fr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am EST
that clear before going to bali that they would not move. they have to enshrine in law that people under the poverty level would be guaranteed a certain amount of grain per month. it's part of the coalition policy and the jewel in the crown of what they achieved in this particular parliament. failing to exempt india and others would have been disaster for any government. we are heading to a general election. parliament will be dissolved and a general election amount. the upa government will go to the masses and say, "this is what we have done for you." they are hoping that the masses will react to that knowing that the subsidy issue will be left indefinitely until a permanent solution can be found, one that india agreed to. >> a philippine congressman joins me from oz low. this is the first deal the world trade organization has completed in 18 years. was it worth the wait? >> i think for developing countries it's not a bad deal. the problem is in terms of the deal - the big problem is agriculture has been a massive subsidy that the developed countries have been given the farming sector,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
department expressed concern over the new law requiring demonstrators to get government permission. >> i talk to a professor live from boston. do you think the united states is stern enough with egypt. >> we have little leverage. what we need to do is declare the values that the u.s. stands for, including freedom of speech, assembly, the right to due process but any influence would have to happen behind closed doors. it shouldn't be public, it should be through the personal channels between secretary and general abdul fatah al-sisi. >> we have seen high profile visits by american officials. do you think any of that behind the scenes jockeying is getting anywhere with the egyptian government. >> there's little evidence of that. again, it's not clear what leverage exists for the u.s. although personal relations in the military, there are close personal relations in top echelons of the military. >> events in egypt are being driven by political activities. it's hard for the u.s. to dictate what happened. people are sensitive to anything that seems like it's dictated from the u.s. >> it seems it i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
of communication and working wnlt within the laws of convention. when china set up their zone which brought about the current tension levels they say they were working within the international law but that is obviously disputed by many others. >>> the political crisis in thailand appears to be worsening. within the last hour members of the last opposition party have resigned enmass from parliament. it's their protest against a ill illegitimate party. they refuse to work in the legislature because they don't accept them as government they are calling for an over throw of the government. i say the situation worsening, wayne but is it just slightly changing or is it getting more difficult? >> a little bit of both, david. this is a symbolic move on the face of it by the democratic party b which is the oldest pary in thailand. symbolic because the government can continue to om rate. om -- operate. it comes at a time time of oppon they will make their final push to remove the government. the democrats saying they can't opeoperate in parliament because it's been a exercise for what the prime minister's
Dec 3, 2013 6:30am PST
the will to live but the idea that the picture you can go the common law the police wanted to get clear about the lucky one. you had to travel. the treaty it to him that made it to cook a couch this lying around that movie can be. each option will be taken to the gal that picky eating. okok leather the potentially to shoot at the bottom of a leadership spill in the lineup to shoot a couple of open area outside the bank to make do. will they go about thinking that we reached right out the cocoa. and in bangkok those protests in thailand are being led by sue tap hexagon. he's been pushing for the thai prime minister to be replaced by an oni left the people's council. when her the grass has more on the former deputy prime minister who's heading up the opposition today. it is hard to bend in the face of the current anti government protests. he called for prime minister who like to be replaced by an elected people's council. we will definitely win the government continued to give away tickets to that. to see jeff's own political career has sparked protests most notably when he served as deputy pri
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
law back where he shared ideas on how to deal with china's newly declared air defense identification zone. to know that we confirm that japan and the united states will not tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. we also agreed that our countries will continue to work closely together to deal with the matter based on the strong japan us alliance the united states has an interest and lauren lauren intentions this vital region as i believe all the countries in north east asian share that same in touch with us. this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan to reduce the risk of escalation. i'll be raising these concerns with great specificity directly when i meet with chinese leadership. vice president biden is on a six nation tour that will take them from tokyo to be djing and then on to saul the trip was planned before chinese authorities announced last month. they set up the era defense identification zone. they said all forty aircraft was give prior notice before entry the area. they
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
the different parties were cleared by the french stock market regulators four years ago. under the french law, they could face sentences of up to two years in jail and the maximum fine of 1.5 million euros, which for a company the size of legarde is quite limited. ross. >> we'll see what happens. stepha stephane, for now, thank you. >>> the british prime minister is traveling to shanghai on day two of his visit. his comments are seen as paving the way to ensure successful business meetings with chinese investors. andrew leung is founder of andrew leung international consultants joining us now. what is the perception of british government in china compared with, say, germany or france? >> well, i think the impression is quite positive. you can see what's happening on china's twitter. david cameron is very, very popular and, of course, the uk and london hold special attraction for the china's middle class. this is the middle class as far as investment from europe and the uk. that's the interesting area in china. where things are changing so rapidly. so the press has been talking about china inv
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
a statement yet? >> so initially, the train operator told law enforcement officials he applied pressure to the brake but the train did not stop. there was an engineer on board and there were three conductors. investigators hope to be able to speak with the crew in the coming days. they'll want to sit is the down and interview them when they're ready to do that. for now, we have not heard whether or not the interviews have been conducted. we know investigators have found two event recorders, one in the back of the train, the other in the front of the train. the data from those recorders is being downloaded. it should give investigators a very clear picture of what the train's speed, what its velocity was and how the brake system might have been functioning. >> alexandra field, thanks so much, reporting from the bronx. >>> all right. let's take you to london now as the trial resumed today for two men an us coos of first of all slamming their car into a british soldier and then getting out and hacking him to death. >> jurors today saw this video of one of the defendants. we're blurring the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
constitutional law. so that's why it doesn't mean that we say no. but this negotiation, we don't know how to make it happen. >> in the meantime, the immediate aims of those fighting here are far clearer and more specific. >> in areas like this, it is not a crowd dispersal operation. it's the protesters using and doing whatever they can to push inside that area. and the police are holding their line >> reporter: as well as tear gas, rubber bullets and water canon laced with chemicals are being used. anyone caught unprepared is brought to a standstill. the defenses of the protesters are crude. fans to blow away the tear gas, plastic bags so they don't breathe it in. they are showing no signs of giving up. but the assault seems to be making little hane way wayne hey, arizona bangkok . >> you crane's president is trying to ends several days of anti-government protests in his country. look at these live pictures now from kiev of the demonstrate orders out in force. and it is after 11:00 p.m. there. you have banners being waved. you can hear the music in the background. the president says he will renew
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
and people are protesting against the new law that prohibits the right to protest. the law is viewed as a tactic to decrease demonstrations supporting the post president mohammed morsi. it will requires a police permit for protests. >>> we have had cold air and some strong winds moving through the west as our winter storm is headed in, in mount bachelor in central oregon. you have 11 inches of fresh snow. crystal mountain around mount ranier, a beautiful ski resort, a beautiful day. a couple of folks out there. a lot of powder snow at the highest, over 6,000 feet has come in. nine inches of fresh snow. in 24 hours, we had a total of 15 inches, but 48 hours of this particular system coming up and we've got 20 inches of fresh snow. temperatures as we look at them in the west, 45 for seattle. now get ready to get quite cold tonight. we are anticipating even colder air. it's modified arctic air dropping down out of the north, south watched. as that happens, high temperatures will fall and we expect much of the west to be 20 to 30 degrees below the average for the time of year. so while w
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
their new legal laws for in this device, robots flying through the air. that's the fife-year period that he was talking about, the next five years. but actually it's evolution. when the faa plans to start allowing more aircraft into the air, into air space, and that's actually 13-15 years out from i now. so i think it's a little crazy to go on the news yesterday and say, hey, we have drones. melissa: but wait, i don't know, guys, last night i was watching tv, and drones were everywhere. it literally didn't matter what you were watching. first i watched "60 minutes," the next show i was watching was "homeland," they were going out and going to attack what had gone wrong. spoiler alert, i don't want to ruin it for anybody, but there was a lot of drone involved there, and then you look today and bangkok, thailand, somebody has flown their own drone trying to film and show the rest of the world what's really going on there. i think we have video. the police were trying to shoot down military in the area, excuse me, were trying to shoot down the drones as it was happening, but look at these incr
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